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Bicycle accidents often result in serious – if not fatal – accident injuries.   On this site, various medical and legal issues regarding bicycle accidents are discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.  Additionally, various bicycle accidents that have happened in the Chicago area as well as some throughout Illinois are summarized in posts found under the “Bicycling Accidents” category.

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One of the primary traffic safety hazards continues to be distracted driving.  While the dangers posed by distracted driving is applicable to all road users, among the most vulnerable to inattentive distracted drivers are those road users who are “harder to see.”  These “hard to see” road users include bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians.  Further adding to the danger is that the bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians don’t have the structural impact protection afforded by a vehicle, so any accidents are usually (highly) physically traumatic.  As seen on this site, many accident injuries to bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians are serious in nature, if not fatal.  For those injuries that do not lead to fatalities, often extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation is required, and semi-permanent and permanent impairments can occur.

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Bicycle accidents continue to happen in Chicago as well as the broader Chicago area.  Such accidents – which can happen for many reasons – are notable as they often lead to serious and in many cases fatal accident injuries.

On this site, many bicycle accidents have been summarized.  Two pages (“Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries”) discuss various facets of bicycle accidents, including the medical and legal issues stemming from such accidents.

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Bicycling accidents can happen due to many reasons.  As seen in bicycling accidents that have been summarized on this site, bicycling accidents often lead to serious accident injuries, and in some cases fatalities.  The subject of bicycling accidents – including medical and legal aspects – is further discussed on both the “Chicago Bicycling Accidents” page as well as the “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” page.

As mentioned on those pages, one type of bicycle accident is that of “bicycle dooring.” For those unaware of such accidents, such accidents happen when a driver opens the car door and a bicyclist who is approaching the car from the rear rides into the opening door.  While these accidents typically happen in urban settings (where there is substantial amounts of parallel parking) they can also happen in suburban settings where there are cars or vehicles parked on the street, and the bicyclist is forced to “ride around” the parked vehicle.

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Bicycle accidents continue to happen in Chicago on an ongoing basis.  On this site, many fatal and non-fatal Chicago and Chicago-area bicycle accidents have been summarized.  Two pages (“Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries”) further discuss various facets of bicycle accidents, including medical and legal issues associated with such accidents.

There are many reasons why bicycle accidents occur.  Bicycle accidents are often notable as they typically lead to serious accident injuries.

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There was a fatal bicycle accident Wednesday night (January 11, 2017) in Humboldt Park neighborhood, which is on Chicago’s West Side.

Details on the accident are limited at this time.  The cause and the fault of the accident do not appear to be be publicly disclosed at this time.

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There are many bicycle accidents that happen in Chicago on an ongoing basis.  In the last few months, several high-profile fatal Chicago bicycle accidents have occurred, which has heightened recognition of the issue of Chicago bicycling safety.

On this site, many Chicago and Chicago area bicycle accidents have been summarized.  As well, additional discussion concerning various facets of bicycle accidents is seen on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” page and the “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” page.

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While riding a bicycle in downtown Chicago has always presented safety challenges, many new factors have likely caused the potential danger in riding a bicycle in downtown Chicago – and in Chicago in general – to increase.  Various bicycle accidents have been summarized throughout this site; additionally, various aspects of bicycle accidents and bicycle accident injuries have been discussed in the Chicago Bicycle Accidents and Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries pages.

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A man has died following a bicycle accident that happened on September 20, 2016 in Evergreen Park.  The man, Danny Carbol, 56, of Mount Greenwood, was a Chicago Fire Department lieutenant.  He died from accident injuries on Monday (October 10, 2016) night.

The bicycle accident happened as Carbol was riding his bicycle home from work.

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